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Puzzle Shoes Puzzle Shoes

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

cool

you got some nice things going on, here. though a little rough around the edges, I think you succeeded in creating a coherent style that was able to adapt to the various elements at play. it is evident that, as you said, the style you were going for, including the use of colors, backgrounds, music, etc. was the raison d'ĂȘtre for the work, and you do great in this regard.

I suppose there are a few things in the animation that I could point out for improvement here and there, but nothing too big. and I could also bring up that a lot of the underlying themes and story dynamics have been done before--the idea of aging before your time, getting stuck in a place when your true nature is to be free, being brought back from the brink by a so-called "manic pixie dream girl," etc.

however, a lot of these things didn't really come to mind immediately as I was watching this movie for the first time. subconsciously I was willing to forgive what my more cynical side might see as shortcomings simply because there was a lot of creativity on display here, and you brought a fresh take to some of these tried and true ideas. the whole puzzle shoe concept itself is quite interesting, and I think could have even been expanded on. there were some other cool things, too, like the way the characters gained color (literal and figurative) in their lives by smelling the flowers, eating---experiencing things. and the music was just some good fun and worked well with the story. like I said, as short as this was, you put a lot into it. and in any case, due to the experimental nature of this piece, I suppose any critique I give may be irrelevant at best.

of all the artists on Newgrounds, yours is some of the work I look forward to the most because you really seem like you are one who is deliberately and skillfully trying to improve your work by pushing your style to the limits. these kinds of experimental pieces that look so different from your other animations just seems to confirm this belief. so no matter what anyone says in a review, good or bad, I know this was a good learning experience for you, and you will likely be better off for it. so what more can you ask for, and what more can I say?

keep up the good work. peace.


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Gravitaxis ++ Gravitaxis ++

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

CCC!

it's been a while since I've seen a new Vinnie Veritas original, and they are always a welcome sight. the concept here was very cool and kept me wanting to see what would happen next. the pacing had a good mix of fast and slow moments and, as always, the animation and music worked very well together.

what's great about these is that everything about the worlds you create just seem so light and appealing--like you just want to be there living in this crazy dreamscape.

it was great taking another wild ride through CCC-city, and I hope to do it again, sometime. peace.



Alfred's Playhouse Pt. 1 Alfred's Playhouse Pt. 1

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

you've done it

you've tapped into something that few people can find inside of themselves. the very darkest recesses of the mind are on display here, and yet it all comes across as being oddly light and funny.

it's hard to describe, really. many people would look at this and believe it to be just sheer randomness, and maybe in some ways the elements that work here might have been unplanned at the time you made them. but I believe that there is a lot more at play here, even if it comes down to just sheer artistic instinct. I look forward to seeing where those instincts take you in the future.


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Go Squirrel Go!!! Go Squirrel Go!!!

Rated 4 / 5 stars

it took me 8 tries...

...but I finally got 'A' rank. heh, that "prize" was kind of fun. I'd have to say, good game. it's a simple concept, and more of an endurance test than anything else, but it was surprisingly fun, especially with the ranking system. I really felt like I accomplished something when I got 'A,' haha. the only thing I'd say to improve would be to make the instructions a little more clear at the beginning because yeah sure you can figure out pretty quickly that you use the mouse to control and click to jump, but it's always good to explicitly say things like that in the instructions. other than that, nice work!


TheGameHomepage responds:

Thx for the review! I'll bear in mind what you said about instructions.

They beat my Tangerine Panic instructions though!


RaidenX RaidenX

Rated 5 / 5 stars

great game...I mean...wow

Probably the most fun I've had playing an online game in a very long time. Stays true to the original, with excellent presentation and controls. And the save game feature was a nice touch. Great work.



Ninja Air Combat Ninja Air Combat

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great concept

Haha, the gameplay itself wasn't that original, but take your everyday Gradius-style gameplay, put ninjas in it, and it's a whole new game. I had no idea what was happening half the time. It was good fun. The style of your games is always great.


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